|Per annual state requirements, the following is a summary of
the Borough's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit
The first requirement under this minimum measure is to
map our storm water system so we better understand where storm water travels in
our community and identify areas where non-storm water has the potential to
enter the system. Areas with the highest potential for illegal dumping and
improper connections are priority areas within the system. As a better
understanding of the layout of the system is gained, we will implement a
program to detect and eliminate sources of non-storm water entering the system
and eliminate it. If we find a discharge during dry weather, we must take
action to find the source and eliminate it. If it turns out the discharge is
from someone dumping wastes down the storm drain, we must take action against
the person(s) responsible and correct it. Educating the public on why dumping
to storm drains is not good for public safety or water quality is essential in
preventing illicit discharges to the storm water system. Through education, we
hope to give people the information they need to make the right choice about
disposing wastes properly rather than putting it down the storm drain.
The measurable goals as required
by DEP are as follows:
| 1) Develop a storm
drain map showing the location of all the storm basins in the Borough. This has
2) Install "notice" stickers on each storm
basin that states it is a storm drain. This is to let residents know that it is
a storm drain, This has been completed.
3) Have occasional
articles in the newsletter talking about the storm drains. This will be
accomplished every year.
4) Circulate the "After the Storm"
flyer to all residents. This was completed and there are copies available at
the Borough Office.
5) Post informational flyers in the
front lobby for the public to see regarding oil changes, walking dogs, washing
cars and yard sale signs.
6) Signs are not allowed to be
placed on any poles or trees in the Borough Right-of-way. Residents, businesses
and outside people are notified when they place any signs on poles, trees, 422
islands or Borough property. The signs are also removed immediately and
disposed of. This is a regulation of not only Borough Ordinance but also a
storm water ordinance and Crimes Code.
Informational documents and flyers are taken to the N.N.O.
along with other items that would interest the residents such as, D.A.R.E. and
Recycling, for the resident to take with them.
|Borough of Myerstown
Myerstown PA 17067